Summary: The Vector 995 used to be near the top of the line 5-7 years ago. According to various sources it is essentially the same as an Escort 8500 x50 in detection range and sensitivity. This makes sense if since Bel is owned by Escort. Overall this radar/laser detector has above average performance at an extremely reasonable price.
This thing picks up cops over a mile before I even see them.....
10 June 2013
Summary: This thing picks up cops over a mile before I even see them.....I have owned many but this one is the pick od the litter.. I had a valantine one and it was way too sensitive and picked up false alarms every few seconds, with the beltronics I hardly ever get false alarms..............
Summary: Bought this as replacement. Reason for a bel product is being a reputable company. Could not of bought a better product, able to program it based on ones preference is a A+ regarding volume, voice, brightness of display etc. The range this unit is unbelievable. Was driving on straight hwy and it picked up ka band, thought it had mal functioned for had drove over mile not seeing a police car. Drove almost 4 miles and there it was sitting on side of road.
Best and Most dependable Unit on the Market for the money.
9 May 2013
Summary: This radar Detector is by far the best ever on the market!I have 2 of them 1 for each vehichle. I have had all the others but none come close to this one.This detector has all bands.I had a trooper friend tell me he had a radar that couldnt be picked up, and Of course i said I bet I could. So he went to his car and turned his unit on and my Bell995 went crazy on ku band.
Summary: Easy to install, program, use, etc. My second one of this model number. This is my second as mentioned. I had lots of choices but found this one to be the best one. There are better ones but for my driving habits, it fit the bill.
Summary: Great radar detector, works perfectly! Very few false alarms. It does its job. However there is no big use of it in some regions because cops don't always keep their radars "on" so it doesn't detect them. I tried to use it, but as I said there was no big purpose for it since cops usually have radar "off". But it does it's job perfectly and whenever there is a radar it will detect it right away.
Summary: So far so good Saved my behind a couple of times as these sneaky cops try to radar you while driving towards you (Common Oklahoma City pig practice) and the scanning them from behind or as you pass by works pretty good as well. better to buy this than give the pigs money in speeding tickets.